Brian Carlson

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10 Reasons To Always Carry Paracord While Camping

Not too long ago, we showed you the many ways a roll of duct tape can help you survive the wild 12 Ways You Can Use Duct Tape For Survival 12 Ways …

6 Mistakes People Make When Prepping (And How to Avoid Them)

Image source: ABCNews.com<p>Prepping is such a broad area that it’s easy to overlook things and make mistakes. While there are many websites and blogs …

25 Must-Have Foods For An Emergency Stockpile

Most preppers start out by building a stockpile of food and other supplies to use in case of emergency. That makes sense, as without the right …

7 Tips For Keeping Backyard Chicken Eggs Safe To Eat

Image source: info.mannapro.com<p>As people grow more and more skeptical about how our food is handled and raised, many are turning to self-sufficient …

Beating The 5 Enemies Of Long-Term Food Storage

Long-term food storage is a challenge. Generally speaking, foods do not keep well for an extended period of time, except in the case of a few rare …

15 Items That Should Be In Your Vehicle During the Winter

Tess Pennington <br>Ready Nutrition <br>Comments (19)<p>Winter brings about erratic weather patterns and chances are that we may be caught in them while we are …

China And Iran Trying To Take Down US Power Grid, Reports Say

China may be waging an invisible war on the United States power grid.<p>A previous news report about cyber warfare threats on the grid appears to coin …

Making Charcoal

By on24 December 2013 in Survival Tips<p>Uses for Charcoal, and How to Make it<p>Charcoal has many uses beyond cooking, and it’s easy to make. It is a …

Staying Secure The First 7 Days After The Power Grid Goes Down

Image source: NPR.org<p>Being able to provide immediate security is the cornerstone of surviving a grid-crippling event. Before you are able to provide …

Foraging For Edible Weeds

Tess Pennington <br>Ready Nutrition <br>Comment (1)<p>When food is scarce, chaos and fear begin to set in. Instead of panicking, step outside and go for a walk …

Make A Survival Grab Bag In Only 5 Minutes

It’s early in the morning and your family is waking up to begin what seems to be a normal day. You walk into the bathroom and discover that the …

4 Ways Animals Can Warn Of Approaching Danger

Animal behavior can give you some serious clues about changes in the weather – and even about danger.<p>Activity patterns shift in anticipation of …

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Why ‘Living Off The Land’ Won’t Work When Society Collapses

Image source: Unluckysource.com<p>As the survivalist movement has grown, I’ve heard more and more people talk about bugging out and living off the land. …

20 ways to become more self-sufficient before ‘the crunch’ arrives | Survival Spot

One thing you don’t want to be during the coming “crunch” — a polite word for “collapse” — is dependent on the system. The more you can take care of …

Creating A Simple And Inexpensive Rain Water Collection System

Visitors to the farm are usually surprised to learn that we water the entire garden and landscape with only the water from our rain water collection …

Gardening 101: How to Root Herbs in Water

Rooting herbs in water is so easy to do that the first time it happened to me was a surprise. A friend brought me a housewarming gift–a bouquet of …

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This series of articles will chronicle our journey into living off grid at the least cost, and as comfortably as possible. As with all things in …

7-Foot DIY Wind Turbine Proves Size Matters

When [brokengun] decided to build a 7 ft diameter wind turbine, he had no idea how to even start, so he did as most of us would do and read some …

Pop Up Grill

Posted in Gear<p>It’s officially camping season, and that means it’s time to scoop up a new portable grill for your outdoor excursions. While there is …